The Individual Members

Adams, Jimmy
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Cliff Givens Ink Spots & Johnny Smith’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Jubalaires
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Addison, Bernard “Bunky”
GUITAR
Bob Williams Ink Spots & Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots. Previously played Guitar with Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Coleman Hawkins & The Mills Brothers
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Alexander, Norman
2ND TENOR VOCAL & (LATER – ELECTRIC BASS?)
Charlie Owens Ink Spots & Stanley Morgans Ink Spots
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Allen, Napoleon “Snaggs”
2nd TENOR VOCAL & GUITAR
Bob Williams Ink Spots, Charles Ward’s Ink Spots, Doc Pittman’s Ink Spots, Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots & Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots & Eddie Tigner’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Harlem Highlanders The 5 Red Caps & The Blenders.
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Anderson, Bruce
George Holmes Ink Spots & Lou Raglands Ink Spots
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Angelo, Rico
Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots
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Austin, Clyde
LEAD TENOR
Billy Bowens Ink Spots. Also sang with with The Red Caps (as Austin Johnson) & The Butterball Four.
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Bailey, John “Buddy”
2nd TENOR VOCAL
Adriel McDonalds Ink Spots & Jim Nabbies Ink Spots. Also sang with The Clovers
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Bailey, Stan
Charles Wards Ink Spots
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Baker, George
Charles Ward’s Ink Spots & Bill Godwins Ink Spots
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Banks, Buddy
PIANO and (maybe) BASS
Stanley Morgans Ink Spots
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Banks, Daisy
LEAD VOCALS (ALTO OR SOPRANO)
Doc Pittmans Ink Spots
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Banks, Kevin
Bill Godwins Ink Spots
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Barnes, Johnny
Charles Wards Ink Spots & Stanley Morgans Ink Spots. Also sang with The Empires
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Bateman, Ralph
PIANO
Charlie Owens Ink Spots

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Bates, William “Lefty”
Lefty Bates Ink Spots. Also sang with The Hi De Ho Boys & The Aristo-Kats
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Baxter, Henry “Stew”
BASS 
Adriel McDonalds Ink Spots, Deek Watson’s Ink Spots & Gene Millers Ink Spots
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Beatty, Ray
(Odd) European Based Ink Spots. Also sang with The Deep River Boys & Delta Rhythm Boys
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Black, Major
Harold Jackson’s Ink Spots & Arthur Rand’s Ink Spots
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Bledsoe, George
BARITONE & BASS VOCALS & ACOUSTIC BASS
Orlando Robersons Ink Spots, Charlie Owens Ink Spots & Stanley Morgans Ink Spots. Played Bass with Max Roach
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Boatner, Joe
BASS VOCAL & PIANO
Joe Boatners Ink Spots. Also sang with The Karamu Quartet
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Bolton, Dodge
Deek Watson’s Ink Spots (Pianist & Musical Director) Later married Deek’s widow Shirlita “Lita” Watson
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Boone, Bill S.
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots
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Bowen, Billy
2ND TENOR VOCAL
The Original Ink Spots & Billy Bowen’s Ink Spots. Previously played Alto Sax with McKinney’s Cotton Pickers and Lucky Millinders Orchestra. Also sang with the The Butterball Four
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Bradley, James
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
John Dix Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Ebonaires
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Bradley, Malcom (Oscar)
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots
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 Braxton, Fareed
2ND TENOR & BARITONE
Lou Ragland’s Ink Spots
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Brent, Royal
Charles Wards Ink Spots . Also sang with The Lewis Bronzeville Five
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Bricase, Lou
Stanley Morgans Ink Spots
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Brittain, Ted
DRUMS
Harold Jackson’s Ink Spots
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Brooks, Lucius “Dusty”
BASS VOCAL & ACOUSTIC BASS
George Holmes Ink Spots, Stanley Morgans Ink Spots and John Taylors Ink Spots. Also sang with The Four Tones.
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Brooks, Jerry
2ND TENOR VOCAL
Harold Jacksons Ink Spots
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Brooks, Julius
Charlie Owens Ink Spots
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Brooks, Orville
TENOR VOCALS
Bernie Mackeys Ink Spots, David McNeils Ink Spots & Orville Brooks Ink Spots. Also sang with The Jubalaires, The Larks,  The Golden Gate Quartet & The Brooks Brothers
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Brown, Bill
BARITONE VOCAL
George Holmes Ink Spots

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Brown, Frank
Joe Boatners Ink Spots
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Brown, Gerald “Jerry”
Charles Wards Ink Spots
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Brown, Ralph
Joe Boatners Ink Spots
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Brown, Ralston
Drums
Unknown Ink Spots
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Bryant, Freddie
Bob Williams Ink Spots. Also sang with Count Basie’s Orchestra

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Bryant, J.J. (John)
Lou Raglands Ink Spots
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Bryant, Tommy
Bernie Mackeys Ink Spots
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Bryant, Whitfield “Whit”
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Deek Watson’s Ink Spots & Harold Jacksons Ink Spots. Also sang with The Velvetones (Aladdin)
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Buchanan, Walter “Walt”
BASS
Deek Watsons Ink Spots


Bunn, Teddy
Deek Watson’s Ink Spots, Charles Gray’s Ink Spots & Johnny Smiths Ink Spots. Previously was a member of The Spirits Of Rhythm
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Bursey, Flery
Lou Raglands Ink Spots
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Butler, Johnny “J.B”
Lou Raglands Ink Spots
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Byrd, Billy
BASS VOCALS
Joe Boatners Ink Spots, Jim Nabbies Ink Spots and Billy Byrds Ink Spots
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Campbell, Miff
Pico Payne’s Ink Spots. Previously was a member of The Four Riff Brothers, a group that contained Deek Watson and Orville Jones pre-Ink Spots.
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Carroll, Gregory
2ND TENOR VOCALS
Jim Nabbies Ink Spots. Also sang with The Four Buddies
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Christopher, Chet
Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots


Clark, Thomas (Ted)
BARITONE VOCALS
Harold Jacksons Ink Spots
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Clinton, Kenneth
VOCALS & PERCUSSION
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Collins, Francois
Charles Ward’s Ink Spots
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Conyers, Lorenzo
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Bernie Mackeys Ink Spots, Deek Watsons Ink Spots & Ray Richardsons Ink Spots
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Cook, Tony
George Holmes Ink Spots
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Costello, Don
DRUMS
Arvid Garrett’s Ink Spots
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Council, Ike
Bob Williams Ink Spots


Courtney, Dean
Lou Ragland’s Ink Spots
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Cousins, John
GUITAR
Doc Pittman’s Ink Spots


Cowan, Joel
George Holmes Ink Spots & Charlie Owens Ink Spots. Also sang with The Al Russell Trio & The Do Ray Me Trio
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Cox, Orville
Orlando Roberson’s Ink Spots
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Crawford, Ollie
BARITONE VOCAL & GUITAR
Deek Watson’s Ink Spots, Gene Miller’s Ink Spots and Ollie Crawford’s Ink Spots. Previously was with The Big Three Trio
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Daniels, Jerry
TENOR VOCALS & GUITAR
The Original Ink Spots & Nate Williams Ink Spots. Previously was with The Three Spades
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Davenport, Gale
BASS VOCAL
Johnny Smith’s Ink Spots
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Davis, Chester
Unknown


Day, Ricky
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots
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DeCosta, Abel
TENOR VOCALS
Adriel McDonald’s Ink Spots, Bill Godwin’s Ink Spots, Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots, Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots & Gene Miller’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Blenders & The Cues
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Denby, Herman “Junior”
Jim Nabbies Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Swallows
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Diamond, Charles
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
George Holmes Ink Spots and Robert Draper’s Ink Spots
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Dicks, Arthur
Paul Kalet’s Ink Spots aka Ray Pollard’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Sh-Booms & The Popular Five
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DinDayal, Keith
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots
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Dix, John
BASS VOCAL
Charlie Owen’s Ink Spots, George Grant’s Ink Spots, Gaines Steele’s Ink Spots and Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Ebonaires
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Dow, Morris
Jim Nabbies Ink Spots
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Dozier, Gene
Lou Ragland’s Ink Spots


Drake, King
BARITONE VOCAL & GUITAR
Jim Nabbies Ink Spots
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Draper, Robert
Cliff Givens Ink Spots, George Holmes Ink Spots, Orlando Roberson’s Ink Spots & Deek Watson’s Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Accents
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Drummond, Oscar
The Modern Ink Spots aka The Equadors


Duncan, Bill
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots
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Dundee, Billy
Lefty Bates Ink Spots
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Durham, William “Billy”
Lefty Bates Ink Spots


Eller, Ron
DRUMMER
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots
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Elum, Ron
2ND TENOR VOCALS
Jim Nabbie’s Ink Spots
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English, Ernie
(Odd) European Based Ink Spots
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Evans, Gary
The Modern Ink Spots aka The Equadors


Evans, Joe
Doc Pittman’s Ink Spots


Evans, Tommy
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Carols, The Ravens & The Drifters
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Fields, Ray (Roy) ?
(Odd) European Based Ink Spots (with Ray Beatty)


Flintall, Herman “Hump”
PIANIST & ARRANGER
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots & David McNeil’s Ink Spots
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Foster, Jimmy
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots & David McNeil’s Ink Spots
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Francis, Harold
PIANIST & ARRANGER
The Original Ink Spots & Adriel McDonald’s Ink Spots (Pianist)
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Freeman, George
Nate Williams Ink Spots


Freeman, Johnny
GUITAR
Doc Pittman’s Ink Spots
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Freeman, Roy
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots
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Fuller, Bill
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots
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Fuqua, Charlie
BARITONE VOCAL & GUITAR
The Original Ink Spots, Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots & Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots
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Gainous, Duke
BARITONE VOCALS & GUITAR
(Claims he sang with the original Ink Spots)
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Gardner, John
Unknown Ink Spots
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Garrett, Arvid
BARITONE VOCAL & GUITAR
Cliff Given’s Ink Spots, Charles Gray’s Ink Spots & Orlando Roberson’s Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Three Sharps And A Flat & The Accents.
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George, Danny
LEAD VOCAL
Cliff Given’s Ink Spots
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Gibson, Anthony
George Holmes Ink Spots
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Gibson, Earl
GUITAR
Charlie Owens Ink Spots
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Gibson, Steve
John Taylor’s Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Four Toppers, The Jones Boys Sing Band, The Basin Street Boys & The 5 Red Caps
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Gillmore, Jimmy
Gene Miller’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Five Breezes, The Four Jumps Of Jive, The Big Three Trio & The Aristocrats of Rhythm
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Givens, Cliff
BASS VOCAL
The Original Ink Spots, Cliff Givens Ink Spots, Johnny Smith’s Ink Spots, Deek Watson’s Ink Spots & Charles Gray’s Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Golden Gate Quartet, The Dominoes,  The Melody Masters, The Knites Of Rhythm & The Southern Sons. Later sang and recorded with Ry Cooder.
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Glass, Lenell
Lefty Bates Ink Spots
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Glenn, Vernel
Deek Watson’s Ink Spots


Glover, Bill
PIANO
Bob Williams Ink Spots, Arthur Rand’s Ink Spots & Jim Nabbies Ink Spots. Also sang with The Normanaires & The Tunedrops


Godwin, Bill
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Bill Godwin’s Ink Spots
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Goland, Arnold
Johnny Smith’s Ink Spots (Arranger, Pianist?)
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Gonzaque, Henry E.
Deek Watson’s Ink Spots
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Gordon, Gus
LEAD VOCALS
Unknown Ink Spots (Likely Ray Richardson’s or Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots)
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Gordon, Jay
Lou Ragland’s Ink Spots


Grant, George “Pepi”
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
George Grant’s Ink Spots, George Holmes Ink Spots, Gaines Steele’s Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Castelles
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Grant, Reginald
The Modern Ink Spots aka The Equadors


Gray, Charles
Deek Watson’s Ink Spots & Charles Gray’s Ink Spots
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Green, Demetrius H
PIANIST
Harold Jackson’s Ink Spots & Duke Ganious Ink Spots
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Green, Larry
Unknown Ink Spots


Gregory, Thomas, Tom (Tommy)
GUITAR
Al Johnson’s Ink Spots


Gregory, ??
Doc Pittman’s Ink Spots


Guilford, Jimmy
LEAD VOCALS
Unknown Ink Spots
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Gusman, Paul
Lefty Bates Ink Spots


Harris, G.
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots


Harris, Johnny
PIANO
David McNeil’s Ink Spots, Prentice Moreland’s Ink Spots & Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots
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Hatchett, George “Sonny”
2ND TENOR VOCAL & GUITAR
Charles Ward’s Ink Spots, Sonny Hatchett’s Ink Spots & Jimmie Nabbie’s Ink Spots. Also sang with Sonny and the Dukes & The Unisons
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Haynes, Furman
Al Rivers Ink Spots & Johnny Smith’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Four Deep Tones, The Sandmen and Portland Oregon group.
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Hill, Bill
PIANO
Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots
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Hodge, Alex
2ND TENOR VOCAL
Charlie Owens Ink Spots. Previously with The Platters (original group).Brother of Gaynel Hodge. 


Hodge, Gaynel (same as Christian Hodge?)
George Grant’s Ink Spots & Johnny Smith’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Platters, The Hollywood Flames & The Turks. Brother of Alex Hodge.
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Hogan, Sumter “Cha Cha”
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
George Holmes Ink Spots & Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots
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Holmes, George
BASS VOCAL, ACOUSTIC BASS & ELECTRIC BASS
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots, Deek Watson’s Ink Spots,  Jim Nabbies Ink Spots & George Holmes Ink Spots. Previously with Horace Henderson, Scatman Crothers and Ike Cole. In the 1970s worked with “Orlando & The Dukes”, a trio led by Roberson.
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Holmes, Jimmy
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots & Jimmy Holmes Ink Spots
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Hope, Stan
Billy Bowen’s Ink Spots
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Hopkins, Noah
Bill Godwin’s Ink Spots & Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots
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Horton, Bob
Arthur Rand’s Ink Spots
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Houston, Freddy
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots
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Houston, John
PIANO
George Holmes Ink Spots
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Houston, Tommy
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots


Howell, Eugene
Lefty Bates Ink Spots


Hudson, Bill
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots, Eddie Tigner’s Ink Spots
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Jack, Prince Bobby
Bill Godwin’s Ink Spots
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Jackson, Harold
BASS VOCAL & ACOUSTIC BASS (LATER ON PLAYED ELECTRIC BASS)
Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots, Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots, Charlie Owens Ink Spots & Harold Jackson’s Ink Spots
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Jefferson, James
Billy Bowen’s Ink Spots


Jefferson, Willie
Cliff Givens Ink Spots


Johnson, Al
2ND TENOR VOCAL
Al Johnson’s Ink Spots


Johnson, Bill
Cliff Givens Ink Spots
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Johnson, Jimmy
Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots


Johnson, Lou
James Taylor’s Ink Spots
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Joseph, Bill
ACOUSTIC BASS
Charles Ward’s Ink Spots, Bob Williams Ink Spots & Doc Pittmans Ink Spots. Previously with The Basso Trio, Coleman Hawkins and Jimmy Noone’s Orchestra.
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Kelly, George
PIANO
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots
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Kelly, Herman
Bill Godwin’s Ink Spots. Also sang with Lover Patterson’s Drifters
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Key, Malcom
Stanley Morgans Ink Spots


Keyes, Lawrence – Larry “88”
PIANO
Charles Wards Ink Spots
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Kitchings, Grant
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Adriel McDonald’s Ink Spots, Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots & Jim Nabbies Ink Spots. Also sang with The King Toppers & The Drifters
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Knight, Danny
Doc Pittman’s Ink Spots


Lacey, William “Bill”
GUITAR
Orville Brooks Ink Spots. Sang and played Guitar with The Three Brown Buddies.
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Lanham, Richard
Adriel McDonald’s Ink Spots, Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots & Richard Lanham’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Tempo Tones
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Lathan, John
Billy Bowens Ink Spots


Lawson, Ann (Anna Louise)
George Holmes Ink Spots. Previously with Gene Mumford’s Stardusters.
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Lee, Greg
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Jim Nabbies Ink Spots
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Leon, Antoine
TENOR VOCAL
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots, Charlie Owens Ink Spots & Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots
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Levi, Elijah
LEAD VOCAL
Nate Williams Ink Spots
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Lewis, Joe
BARITONE VOCAL & GUITAR
Charlie Owens Ink Spots & George Holmes Ink Spots. Previously with The Normanaires.
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Lewis, Kenneth
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots
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Lewis, Terry
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots


Locke, Chauncey (Chauncy)
PIANIST & ARRANGER
Charlie Owens Ink Spots & Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots 


Long, Huey
BARITONE VOCAL & GUITAR
The Original Ink Spots, Adriel McDonald’s Ink Spots & Huey Longs Ink Spots. Once sang with The Golden Arrow Quartet
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Mack, Billy
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots & Frankie Seay’s Ink Spots
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Mackey, Bernie
BARITONE VOCAL & GUITAR
The Original Ink Spots, Deek Watsons Ink  Spots & Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots
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Marshall, Frosty
David McNeil’s Ink Spots


Marshall, Lawson
Charles Ward’s Ink Spots


Marshall, Maithe
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Maithe Marshall’s Ink Spots, Orville Brooks Ink Spots. Also sang with The Ravens & The Marshall Brothers
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Martin, Bob
Unknown


Martin, Charlie
Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots (Pianist)
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Martin, Dale
Harold Jackson’s Ink Spots


Mason, Ed
GUITAR & VOCALS
Eddie Tigner’s Ink Spots


McClure, Sam
David McNeil’s Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Shadows
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McCoy, Archie
GUITAR
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots 


McCoy, Herman
George Holmes Ink Spots & Prentice Moreland’s Ink Spots
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McCurn, George “Oopie”
Deek Watson’s Ink Spots & Prentice Mooreland’s Ink Spots
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McDaniel, Floyd
2nd TENOR VOCAL & GUITAR
Gene Miller’s Ink Spots & Nate Williams Ink Spots. Previously was with The Four Blazes and The Five Blazes
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McDonald, Adriel
BASS VOCAL
The Original Ink Spots, Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots, Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots & Adriel McDonald’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Cabineers and The Sandmen.
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McDonald, P.
Unknown


McFadden, George “Biggy”
BASS VOCAL
George Holmes Ink Spots. Also sang with The Jubalaires & The Kuf-Linx
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Mckay, Larue “Rufus”
TENOR VOCALS
John Taylor’s Ink Spots & Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots
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McKinney, Matt
Adriel McDonald’s Ink Spots, Bob Williams Ink Spots, Charles Wards Ink Spots & Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots. Previously was with The Cabineers
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McLin, Jimmy
Adriel McDonald’s Ink Spots, Doc Pittman’s Ink Spots, Arthur Rand’s Ink Spots & Jim Nabbies Ink Spots
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McNair, Albert
BARITONE VOCAL
Harold Jackson’s Ink Spots


McNair, Curtis
2nd TENOR VOCAL
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots & Huey Long’s Ink Spots? Also sang with The Titans and later on with Jimi Hendrix.
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McNeil, David
BASS VOCAL
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots, David McNeils Ink Spots, Huey Long’s Ink Spots? and Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Larks & The Dominoes
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Melliner, Herb
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Ray-O-Vacs


Merle, Milton
Charles Gray’s Ink Spots / Deek Watson’s Ink Spots
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Meyers, Al
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots


Middleton, Jerry “Rex”
Al Rivers Ink Spots. Also led Rex Middleton’s Hi-Fi’s
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Miller, Gene
LEAD TENOR VOCAL

Deek Watson’s Ink Spots & Gene Miller’s Ink Spots
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Mills, Jimmy (aka Milner)
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots & Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Drifters
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Mokgosi, Philemon
The African Ink Spots


Mokgosi, Matthew
The African Ink Spots


Moody, Edward
PIANO
Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots


Moody, Willis 
VOCALS & DRUMS
Unknown Ink Spots
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Moore, Melvin
Billy Bowen’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Butterball Four
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More, Bob
Orville Brooks Ink Spots


More, Colin
The African Ink Spots


Moreland, Bob (Bob Morall?)
BASS VOCAL & STRING BASS
Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots, Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots & Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots


Moreland, Prentice
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Cliff Givens Ink Spots, George Holmes Ink Spots, Orville Brooks Ink Spots, Deek Watson’s Ink Spots, John Dix Ink Spots and Prentice Mooreland’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Du Droppers, The Dominoes, The Cadets, The Fortunes & The Hollywood Flames
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Morgan, Stanley
TENOR VOCAL, BARITONE VOCAL & GUITAR
Charlie Owens Ink Spots & Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots
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Morrow, Dean
Billy Byrd’s Ink Spots
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Mosley, Richard
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Harold Jackson’s Ink Spots


Mtsweni, James
The African Ink Spots


Mumford, Eugene “Gene”
TENOR VOCALS
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots, Deek Watson’s Ink Spots and Orlando Roberson’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Larks, The Dominoes & The Serenaders
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Mumford, Ira
Al Rivers Ink Spots. Also sang with The Rivals and claimed to have sung with Bill Kenny. Brother of Gene Mumford
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Nabbie, Jim
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Jim Nabbies Ink Spots, Arthur Rand’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Orange Blossom Quartet, The Brown Dots and The Four Tunes
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Navarro, Tommy
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots
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Nesfield Jr. Cardinal
PIANO
Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots, Doc Pittman’s Ink Spots, Charles Ward’s Ink Spots & Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots
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Nettles, Larry
Arthur Rand’s Ink Spots
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Nunez, Felix (Flip)
Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots
Flip Nunez, Dusty, Morgan and Kenneth Lewis (2)


Oglesby, Jack
Deek Watson’s Ink Spots


Oliver, Jimmy
Charles Wards Ink Spots
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Owens, Charlie
2nd TENOR VOCAL & LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots & Charlie Owens Ink Spots
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Owens, Kelly
Billy Bowens Ink Spots. Also was with The Ben Smith Quartet & The Butterball Four (Pianist)
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Palmer, Joseph
Frankie Seay’s Ink Spots
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Parks, Paul
BARITONE VOCAL & ACOUSTIC BASS
Gene Miller’s Ink Spots & Nate Williams Ink Spots
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Payne, Ervin
2ND TENOR & GUITAR
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots
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Payne, Simon “Pico”
LEAD TENOR & 2nd TENOR VOCAL
Charles Gray’s Ink Spots, George Holmes Ink Spots, George Grant’s Ink Spots, Johnny Smith’s Ink Spots, Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots and Pico Payne’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Melody Masters, Southern Sons and as backup for Ry Cooder
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Perry, Leroy
2ND TENOR VOCAL
Harold Jackson’s Ink Spots (Guitar)


Pierce, Sammy
Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots & Deek Watson’s Ink Spots
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Pettit, John
George Holmes Ink Spots


Pettway, Leonard
George Holmes Ink Spots


Pittman, Doc
Charles Ward’s Ink Spots, Doc Pittman’s Ink Spots & Jim Nabbies Ink Spots
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Pitts, Rudy
Orlando Roberson’s Ink Spots
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Pollard, Ray
BASS VOCAL
Paul Kalet’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Wanderers
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Porter, Richard “Dick”
LEAD VOCAL
Eddie Tigner’s Ink Spots


Powell, Monroe
TENOR VOCALS
Charles Gray’s Ink Spots & Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The
Dominoes & The Platters
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Powler, John
Charles Ward’s Ink Spots
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Purnell, Greg
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots
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Puzey, Leonard
Deek Watson’s Ink Spots & Maithe Marshall’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Ravens & The Dappers
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Pyles, William “Frosty”
Adriel McDonald’s Ink Spots
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Quarles, Joe
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots


Radford, Mick
Charles Gray’s Ink Spots
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Ragland, Lou
LEAD TENOR VOCAL & 2nd TENOR VOCAL
George Holmes Ink Spots & Lou Raglands Ink Spots. Also sang with The Dominoes.
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Ragsdal, Rags
George Holmes Ink Spots


Rambo, Ted
TENOR VOCALS

Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots
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Rampa, Jacob
The African Ink Spots


Rand, Arthur (Arturo Ramos)
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Arthur Rand’s Ink Spots & (supposedly) as fill-in singer for Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots
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Reed, Buddy
Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots (drummer)
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Reed, Johnny
BASS VOCAL & ACOUSTIC BASS
Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots Deek Watson’s Ink Spots & George Holmes Ink Spots. Also sang with The Orioles
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Reed, Larry
Charlie Owens Ink Spots & George Holmes Ink Spots
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Reid, Joseph
Lefty Bates Ink Spots


Reid, Raymond (Ray)
2nd TENOR VOCAL
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots & David McNeils Ink Spots. Also sang with The Shadows
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Reynolds, Daryl
Johnny Smith’s Ink Spots
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Richardson, Ray
2nd TENOR & BARITONE VOCALS
Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots & Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Embers
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Rivers, Al
Al Rivers Ink Spots
Al Rivers Ink Spots (3)


Roberson, Orlando
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Adriel McDonald’s Ink Spots, Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots  Charles Gray’s Ink Spots & Orlando Roberson’s Ink Spots
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Roberts, Gary
Charles Ward’s Ink Spots


Robinson, Robbie
Charles Gray’s Ink Spots, Johnny Smith’s Ink Spots & Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Dominoes & The Flares
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Rodgers, Johnny
TENOR VOCALS
Doc Pittmans Ink Spots
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Rowe, Floyd (or Lloyd?)
GUITAR
George Holmes Ink Spots
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Royal, Isaac
PIANO
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots. (Pianist) Also was with The Rhythm Kings & The Rhythm Masters
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Rudolph, Theodore “Fate”
BASS VOCAL & STRING BASS
Cliff Givens Ink Spots & Orlando Roberson’s Ink Spots. Also was with The
Three Bits Of Rhythm
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Ruper, Lee
Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots
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Scott, Dave
Nate Williams Ink Spots & Lefty Bates Ink Spots
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Scott, Essex Lord
2nd TENOR VOCAL
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots & Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots. Previously was Vocalist with Earl “Fatha” Hines
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Seay, Eddie
Frankie Seay’s Ink Spots
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Seay, Frankie
Frankie Seay’s Ink Spots
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Sharp, Alexander
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Eddie Tigner’s Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Orioles
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Simmons, Fred
Billy Bowen’s Ink Spots


Simmons, Roland
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots
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Simpson, George
Charles Ward’s Ink Spots
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Simpson, J.E.
DRUMS
Eddie Tigner’s Ink Spots
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Skyes, Bobby 
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots, Doc Pittman’s Ink Spots, Adriel McDonald’s Ink Spots
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Skyles, Joe
TENOR VOCALS
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots
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Small, Kirby
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots
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Smith, Elias
BARITONE VOCAL & GUITAR
Jim Nabbies Ink Spots
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Smith, George
BASS VOCAL
Al Johnson’s Ink Spots & Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots


Smith, George
LEAD VOCAL
Doc Pittman’s Ink Spots (Perhaps same Geo. Smith as above)


Smith, Jimmy “Jim Jam”
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots. Also was with The Loumell Morgan Trio
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Smith, Johnny
TENOR VOCALS
Johnny Smith’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Alphabetical Four & The Rivals
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Smith, Fletcher
PIANO
The Original Ink Spots, Orlando Roberson’s Ink Spots. (Pianist) Also was with The Deeptones & Fletcher Smith’s Squares
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Smith, Roland
(Odd) European Based Ink Spots. Also sang with The Deep River Boys & Delta Rhythm Boys. Led Roland Smith’s Rascals
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Spooney, Bill
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots


Spratling, Herb
Harold Jackson’s Ink Spots


Springer, Walter
2nd TENOR VOCAL
Adriel McDonalds Ink Spots & Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Sandmen
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Stacy, Clint
The World Famous Ink Spots


Stancil, Edward “Coco”
Lou Ragland’s Ink Spots
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Steele, Gaines
Gaines Steele’s Ink Spots & Cliff Givens Ink Spots
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Steinbeck, George
Deek Watson’s Ink Spots. Also was with The Cats And The Fiddle
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Stiles, Bob
George Grant’s Ink Spots


Stubblefield, Paul
George Grant’s Ink Spots
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Sturgis, Ted
PIANIST & ARRANGER
Doc Pittman’s Ink Spots


Sudah, Yusef
Lou Ragland’s Ink Spots
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Suttles, Warren
Unknown. Previously a member of The Ravens & The Dreamers
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Sutton, Emmett
Lefty Bates Ink Spots


Taylor, Archie
Charlie Owens Ink Spots
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Taylor, John
LEAD TENOR & 2nd TENOR VOCALS
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots, Jim Nabbies Ink Spots, Orville Brooks Ink Spots, John Taylors Ink Spots & Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Uniques. Currently sings in and around the Milwaukee WI area.
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Taylor, James
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Johnny Smith’s Ink Spots & James Taylor’s Ink Spots
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Taylor, Randy
TENOR VOCALS
James Taylor’s Ink Spots 
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Til, Sonny
TENOR VOCALS
George Holmes Ink Spots & Jim Nabbies Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Orioles
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Thomas, Leon
Harold Jackson’s Ink Spots
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Thompson , Al
Lefty Bates Ink Spots
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Thompson, Eddie
Billy Bowen’s Ink Spots. Was also with The Butterball Four


Tigner, Eddie
PIANO
Eddie Tigner’s Ink Spots
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Tipton, George A. “Tippy”
LEAD VOCAL
Doc Pittman’s Ink Spots & Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots, George Tipton’s Ink Spots
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Tshaka, Mandingo
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots
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Turner, Al
The Modern Ink Spots aka The Equadors


Van Loan, Joe
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Adriel McDonald’s Ink Spots, Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots, Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots, Huey Long’s Ink Spots, James Taylor’s Ink Spots & Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Canaanites, The Bachelors, The Valients, The Bells, The Joe Van Loan Quartet & The Ravens
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Walton, Jim
George Holmes Ink Spots


Ward, Charles
Charles Ward’s Ink Spots
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Warren, Johnny
Al Rivers Ink Spots


Washington, Ernie
Johnny Smith’s Ink Spots. Also was with Rex Middleton’s Hi-Fi’s
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Washington, Lloyd
LEAD TENOR VOCAL
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots, Deek Watson’s Ink Spots &  George Holmes Ink Spots
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Washington, Lou
Lefty Bates Ink Spots
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Waters, Jimmy O’Conel
Harold Jackson’s Ink Spots. Also was with The Kansas City Tomcats
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Watson, Harold
STRING BASS
Duke Ganious’ Ink Spots
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Watson, Deek
2nd TENOR & BARITONE VOCALS
The Original Ink Spots & Deek Watson’s Ink Spots. Also led The Brown Dots
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Watson, Donald “Smokey”
BARITONE VOCAL & GUITAR
Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots, Charles Ward’s Ink Spots & Paul Kalet’s Ink Spots
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Watson, Jimmy
George Holmes Ink Spots (Tenor)
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Wheaton, Ray
Charlie Owens Ink Spots. Also sang with Dusty Brooks & The 4 Tones & The Ebonaires
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Whitcomb, Jimmy
Bob Williams Ink Spots, Eddie Tigner’s Ink Spots & Charles Ward’s Ink Spots. Was also with The Scamps
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White, Benny
Deek Watson’s Ink Spots. Was also with The Dozier Boys
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White, Skip
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots


White, Paul
TENOR VOCALS
Deek Watson’s Ink Spots and George Holmes Ink Spots
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Williams, Al
Bernie Mackey’s Ink Spots & Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots. Was also with The Embers
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Williams, Albert Jr.
BASS VOCAL
Ray Richardson’s Ink Spots & Bill Godwin’s Ink Spots
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Williams, Anthony
Harold Jackson’s Ink Spots
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Williams, Billy
Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots & David McNeils Ink Spots
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Williams, Bob
Adriel McDonalds Ink Spots, Bob Williams Ink Spots & Orville Brooks Ink Spots
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Williams, Calvin
Johnny Smith’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Four Deep Tones & The Golden Gate Quartet
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Williams, Don
Ray Beatty’s Ink Spots
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Williams, Mel
BARITONE VOCAL
Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Johnny Otis Revue. 
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Williams, Nathan “Nate”
BASS VOCAL
Gene Millers Ink Spots & Nate Williams Ink Spots
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Williams, Ralph
BARITONE VOCAL & GUITAR
George Holmes Ink Spots. Previously with The Orioles
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Williams, Rodney
Paul Kalet’s Ink Spots
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Williams, Rudy
Joe Boatner’s Ink Spots
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Williams, Russell
Ollie Crawford’s Ink Spots
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Williamson, Henry
Unknown Ink Spots
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Willis, James
GUITAR
Eddie Tigner’s Ink Spots
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Willis, Jim
Lefty Bates Ink Spots
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Winley, Harold
BASS VOCAL
Charles Ward’s Ink Spots, Jim Nabbies Ink Spots and Harold Winley’s Ink Spots. Also sang with The Clovers. Currently sings with The Clovers
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Wright, Gus
DRUMS
Stanley Morgan’s Ink Spots
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Young, Crystal
Billy Byrds Ink Spots


Young, Louis
LEAD TENOR VOCALS
Stanley Morgans Ink Spots & George Holmes Ink Spots. Previously sang with The Ebonaires.
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Yourman, Omar
Charles Gray’s Ink Spots


Zecco, Ray
DRUMS
Duke Gainous’ Ink Spots
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